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Photo ID: 620863

Looking more like a Hollywood creation out of a sci-fi flick than a locomotive, the HHP is a really surprising sight with its skin removed. Note the bell hanging from the frame on the right side.... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Bombardier/Alstom HHP-8
Location: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 664
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2006


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Jun 23, 2017

Views: 5,297
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Photo ID: 620852

SP helper engineer and conductor make their way off their trailing unit. The BKDOU they're helping has suffered some sort of failure near the head end, and the conductor (closest to us) will walk ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45T-2
Location: Ilmon, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 9322
Train ID: SP BKDOU
Photo Date: March, 1988


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jun 23, 2017

Views: 4,159
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Photo ID: 620811

Four different locomotive model types in different phases of repair, wait for their turn to go back into the Jenks Shops for more work.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8456, UP 3802, UP 5261, UP 505
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 11, 2017


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Jun 23, 2017

Views: 2,600
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Photo ID: 620685

What would end up being the lone SW1 to survive on Amtrak's roster is seen getting a complete overhaul, and came out of the shop better than new. This unit had been the shop switcher for the Wilm... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 737
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2005


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Jun 21, 2017

Views: 5,035
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Photo ID: 620423

Let there be light! The 927 receives a ditch light mod, as required by law.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: ASEA AEM-7
Location: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 927
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1999


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Jun 18, 2017

Views: 1,279
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Favorited: 6


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Photo ID: 620209

BN SD45 No. 6418, wrecked in a derailment near Skykomish, WA, in 1972, sits in the yard in a sad state. The SD45 is ex-NP No. 3618.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Spokane, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6418
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1973


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jun 16, 2017

Views: 3,736
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Photo ID: 617954

The C&O Dash 7 8272 has returned to its birthplace at the GE Transportation Plant in Erie. The locomotive is positioned outside the GE Customer Innovation Center before its final move to the Lakes... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: GE B30-7
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 8272
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 23, 2017


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: May 26, 2017

Views: 4,120
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Photo ID: 617952

Acela 2006 sits inside the High Speed Rail building at the Ivy City maintenance facility in Washington DC. This building was constructed just for working on these Acela trainsets - another buildin... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express Trainset
Location: District of Columbia
Locomotive #: AMTK 2006
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 2017


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By: Emily Moser / HarlemLine.com

Added: May 26, 2017

Views: 1,485
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Photo ID: 617932

It's alive! Not only does Balmer Yard have a deadline with SD9s, it has two that work the yard. These SD9-3s have been retrofitted with more standardized cabs and remote control equipment. I got t... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD9-3
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 1551
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 19, 2017


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By: J.PO

Added: May 26, 2017

Views: 4,672
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Favorited: 28

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Photo ID: 617885

Testing! You are looking at a privately funded venture, Brightline aims to run from Orlando to Miami, but is starting MIA - WPB this year. Trackwork brought testing north of WPB.

Railroad: Brightline
Locomotive: Siemens SCB-40
Location: Jupiter, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: BL 102
Train ID: BFL 500
Photo Date: May 18, 2017


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By: Bob Pickering (BP)

Added: May 26, 2017

Views: 4,010
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Photo ID: 611362

The days of the old N&W CPLs are numbered, as seen here at Webster. In some locations, such as Bonsack, the new "Vader" signals have already gone up and the CPLs come down. In others, su... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Webster, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 26, 2017


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By: Andrew Maus

Added: Mar 27, 2017

Views: 5,296
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Photo ID: 611354

Amtrak 7 leaves downtown Chicago, Illinois with AMTK 469 in the lead.

Railroad: Amtrak Cascades
Locomotive: EMD F59PHI
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 469
Train ID: Amtrak 7
Photo Date: March 11, 2017


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By: Kelly Thompson

Added: Mar 27, 2017

Views: 1,091
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 611330

"Project 3713"

Steamtown's 1934 Lima built Boston & Maine 4-6-2 steam locomotive captured here in June of 2007 at the National Park's former DL&W shops undergoing a full restoration. The... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: BM 3713
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 23, 2007


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 27, 2017

Views: 1,413
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Photo ID: 611321

The 80 spots some boxes at Combined Container.

Railroad: New York & Atlantic Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Wyandanch, New York, USA
Locomotive #: NYA 270
Train ID: RS80
Photo Date: July 21, 2006


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By: LawnGuylander

Added: Mar 27, 2017

Views: 970
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Photo ID: 603091

The one and only time I'll ever photograph the RBBB Circus Train traveling over former Rio Grande rails. On June 13, 2016, the circus train moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado to Las Vegas, Neva... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5092
Train ID: SCSLV 13
Photo Date: June 13, 2016


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Jan 15, 2017

Views: 3,164
Comments: 1

Favorited: 25
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